PULLMAN PORTER BLUES Extends Through 10/27 at Goodman Theatre
It's "a story that belongs in downtown Chicago" (Chicago Tribune). By popular demand, Goodman Theatre adds six performances of Cheryl L. West'sPullman Porter Blues, directed by Chuck Smith: October 23 at 7:30pm; October 24 at 7:30pm; October 25 at 8pm; October 26 at 2pm and 8pm; and October 27 at 2pm (closing). Tickets ($30 - $78) for the added performances are on sale now and can be purchased at GoodmanTheatre.org/Pullman, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).
The September 24 opening night of Pullman Porter Blues launched the Goodman's 2013/2014 "Dream" Season and raised $370,000 to support the theater. More than 450 guests-including Mayor Rahm Emanuel-attended the Season Opening Night Celebration at The Standard Club, The event was chaired by Lester N. Coney and Elaine Leavenworth was the Corporate Chair. To honor Executive Director Roche Schulfer for his 40 years at the Goodman, the Goodman unveiled the new "Roche Schulfer Executive Fellowship"-a salaried, year-long, holistic immersion into the workings of Chicago's largest not-for-profit producing theater in which the fellow gains exclusive hands-on management experience in all aspects of producing, fundraising and promoting a 9-play subscription season. To honor Resident Director Chuck Smith for his 20 years at the Goodman and his great achievements in the Chicago theater community, the theater namEd Smith a Goodman Trustee. The festivities began at The Standard Club at 5pm with a cocktail reception in the Living Room followed by a three-course meal in the Grand Ballroom, where Kehoe Designs brought the railways to life with tabletops featuring vintage train track components that evoked the glamorous era of train travel. Guests were then transported to the Goodman to attend the opening night performance of Pullman Porter Blues.